Disability Discrimination Case Summary

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I decided to analyze the Disability Discrimination Case, Toyota Motor Mfg. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184 (2002). This case provided the courts unequivocal guidance to decide as or not a person was disabled. To start reviewing the case details we need to understand the ADA regulation and how it was used during the case in discussion.
The Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA) was approved by Congress in 1990. This legislation prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. “The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.”(http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm#anchor62335,
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This provision of the law requires that Public places including restaurants, hotels, offices, stores, libraries, parks, entertainment venues, schools and any other facilities open to the public and offering any service may not discriminate and must provide easy access to the disabled. This includes modifying older buildings to remove barriers and provide easy access.
Title Four: Telecommunications. Telephone companies must provide systems for people needing telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) without additional charges. Also, companies must have other ways to communicate with consumers who are disabled, including closed-captioned messages.
To establish a prima facie case of disability discrimination under the ADA, a plaintiff must show that he or she: a) is a disabled individual as defined by the ADA,
b) is a "qualified individual," and
c) has suffered an adverse employment decision because of the disability. '
There is no list of covered ‘disabilities. ' Instead, "disability" is identified on a case-by-case basis by use of a three-prong test. Under this test, an individual is disabled if he or she has either: a) "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual,"
b) "a record of such an impairment," or
c) is "regarded as having such an impairment." '" (Naef, 2004, p.

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